The Hon. Jerry McNerney draws upon 16 years of experience in Congress together with an extensive technical knowledge of energy, technology and environmental policy to position clients for growth opportunities.

Congressman McNerney served in leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives, including chairing the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, the WiFi Caucus, and the Grid Innovation Caucus. He served as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and with the Science, Space and Technology Committee.

With a Ph.D. in mathematics, an engineering background and a track record of developing cutting-edge technologies, Congressman McNerney offers clients a deep understanding of complex policy issues involving artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, data privacy, energy, fusion, telecommunications and the environment.

Congressman McNerney is widely regarded as an accomplished leader in Washington and his home state of California. He has achieved bipartisan successes working with officials in the House, Senate and the White House. Through his more than 20 years working in the private sector, academia and national laboratories, he has also forged industry relationships in energy, fusion, utilities and technology.

Jerry McNerney is not a lawyer.


Representative Experience

  • As chair of the Congressional AI Caucus, Congressman McNerney brought together AI legislators and stakeholders from around the world to discuss regulatory and safety issues.
  • As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Science, Space and Technology Committee, Congressman McNerney developed legislation that successfully passed into law, such as initiating funding for Solar Radiation Management research and bringing WiFi to schools and students during the pandemic.
  • In the private sector, Congressman McNerney spent more than 20 years in industry developing renewable energy technology, including the dominant wind energy architecture and establishing the use of power transistor technology in wind energy and smart grid applications.
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  • With a Ph.D. in mathematics and 20 plus years developing renewable energy technology in industry before coming to Congress, Congressman McNerney was a congressional leader in the tech fields. In addition to chairing the Congressional AI Caucus, he founded and co-chaired the Congressional Grid Innovation Caucus to educate members of Congress on grid-related policy issues and engage with industry stakeholders, and he founded the WiFi Caucus to promote high-speed broadband internet access to the broader public.
  • Within the Veterans Affairs Committee, Congressman McNerney wrote and carried the Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury law, and through a 16-year effort, brought a veterans hospital to his congressional district.
  • Having two patents to his name, Congressman McNerney was a leader in the efforts to prevent patent trolling.
  • Named the University of New Mexico Zimmerman distinguished alumni.
  • Named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow as an Outstanding Engineer.
  • Awarded the El Concilio Amigo of the Year for his work on immigration policy and advocacy.
  • Received the 2013 Golden Aztec Award from California Human Development advocacy and assisted with their mission.
  • Recognized as the NAACP 2017 Medgar Evers Freedom Fighter Unsung Hero for his work on establishing the Minority Business Development Agency.
  • Named the Alameda County, California Legislator of the Year (2012).
  • Recognized by the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation for support of our nation’s wounded and injured veterans.
  • Numerous awards for local community service.

Professional Highlights

  • Published Notices of the American Mathematical Society, June – July 2023.
  • Publications in American Society of Mechanical Engineering, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering and other technical journals.

Speaking Engagements

  • AI Safety, National Intelligence University, June 22-23: “Some Methods to Controlling the Advance of AI”
  • Mindset Conference, Florida Atlantic University Center for the Future Mind, March 15-16: “Should Chatbots be Regulated, Can They Be, and How?”
  • Joint Mathematical Meetings Boston, Jan 5-7: “Fireside Chat”

Education

  • Mathematics–Differential Geometry, University of New Mexico - Ph.D. - 1981
  • University of New Mexico - M.S.
  • University of New Mexico - B.S.

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